Hydrazine

Source: Used for a wide range of applications in many fields. Used in pesticides for agricultural use, in rocket fuel, many pharmaceutical drugs, and is very important in organic synthesis.

Summary: Hydrazine is an inorganic compound that is used in many applications. In the medical field it may be used as an anti-depressant, antioxidant, or stimulant. It is a highly reactive base and forms many compounds that are important in industrial processes. One such application is  in rocket fuel. Others include the production of pesticides, plastics, and other organic compounds. It is commonly used as a reducing agent for pure metals. It may also be used to extract plutonium from nuclear waste. Hydrazine is soluble in water up to 1,000,000 mg/L and has a density of 1.0036 g/mL. It has an acid dissociation constant of pKa = 7.96. Hydrazine is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). The compound may exist naturally in the environment as a product of nitrogen fixation conducted by bacteria. A Koc value of 13 indicates high mobility within soil. Biodegradation is expected to be a major fate process for water.

GHS Hazard Statement: H226, H301, H310, H311, H314, H317, H318, H330, H331, H335, H336, H341, H350, H351, H361, H370, H372, H400, H410, GHS02, GHS05, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09